Liberal Arts

The pre-seminary student should take as much work in as many different departments as possible. The American Association of Theological Schools has urged this since 1933 as an essential factor in preparing ministers who are able to work with the variety of people and address the challenges in the church of today's world. The student should select courses in philosophy; English literature; ancient, medieval, renaissance and reformation and modern European history, plus as much work in the history of Africa and Asia as possible; general economics; mathematics and natural sciences; general psychology; general sociology; modern foreign languages; ancient languages (Greek strongly recommended); government; and the appreciation and history of music, art and drama.